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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Martin Standford


Will of William Martin Standford,
this surname is spelled Standford and also Stanford.
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 399 probate year 1919

In re William Martin Standford       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me William Martin Standford of Grand Falls Newfoundland. I appoint Dr. Walter Scott to be my executor. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife

  1. The proceeds of an insurance policy on my life in the Manufacturers insurance coy.
  2. The furniture in the room used by us as a bedroom To Redgie
  3. The furniture in the bedroom occupied by Miss Ballam.
  4. The organ To Charles the furniture in the room he uses The boys between them to furnish a room for Harold. The remaining furniture to be used by my wife, she having full charge of everything as now, till her death; or if she should marry again, when it shall be divided equally between my three sons.

In witness whereof, I, the said Wm Martin Stanford have to this my last will and testament set my name this twenty first day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and nineteen. W. M. Stanford. Signed by the Testator in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. Frederick W. Lake. James Meade.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 11/19
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Walter Scott
December 12/19.
Estate sworn
at $1235.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 29, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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